Moral Contradictions

Monday, April 25, 2005

Unjust "Justice Sunday"

Seeing pictures of one of the top politicians in the country on a screen inside a church sanctuary has unsettled me a bit. Also given the fact that this was a Baptist church, as I am Baptist. I have to tell myself that not all Baptists are the same, especially when compared to fundy's Al Mohler and Paige Patterson, just to name a few.

This column sums up how I feel about yesterday's proceedings.

Given enough publicity, Justice Sunday seems guaranteed to frighten away secular and non-Christian religious voters who think the courts have gone too far or that simple fairness requires a Senate vote on the judges in question. The argument should be based on these grounds not on anti-faith prejudice. Framing political issues in purely religious terms is always a big mistake.

I would like to point out to all of my Christian friends that if secular and non-Christian voters are frightened away from the movement to end the filibuster... they are definitely going to be scared from Christianity.

Jesus didn't show a taped message from the Pharisees at the Sermon of the Mount to prove his point (blessed are the meek, blessed are the peacemakers, blessed are the merciful, blessed are the pure in spirit). In fact, the leaders of the religious and political establishment of that time and place were His earthly enemies. He just showed and demonstrated God's love in his everyday actions and teachings and He changed the world.


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